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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faure Walker, James, born 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Inkjet print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Faure Walker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, box TOPIC BOX 8B

This is a sketch or preparatory print by James Faure Walker.

James Faure Walker (born 1948, London) is a London based researcher, artist and writer who combines drawing, painting and photography with digital technologies. He has been combining computer graphics with painting since 1988, working both with physical and digital paint. Photography is an important element of Faure Walker's practice and he uses his digital camera in a snapshot photography style for the means of collecting the 'everyday' he encounters. These photographic elements within a painting give a glimpse of the 'real world' in contrast to the otherwise abstract geometric patterns.

From the mid-seventies he has engaged in art-criticism and in 1976 he co-founded the journal Artscribe, which he edited up until 1983. He is the author of 'Painting the Digital River: how an artist learned to love the computer', published by Prentice Hall in 2006.

Physical description

This digital inkjet preparatory print is a coloured montage consisting of layers of drawing and painting and photography, all of which have been digitised. It features a 'found object' - a black and white photograph of a family portrait showing two women, two men and a fraction of a fifth person all positioned outside a house in front of a window.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


2009 (made)


Faure Walker, James, born 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Inkjet print on paper


Height: 43.5 cm, Width: 31.2 cm

Object history note

Displayed in 'Transformations: Digital Prints from the V&A collection', Royal Brompton Hospital, 14 September - 28 November 2013

Descriptive line

Preparatory digital colour inkjet print of a montage, by James Faure Walker, Great Britain, 2009


Paper; Ink


Photography; Layering; Digital inkjet printing; Digital imaging


Computer Art; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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